UK markets closed
  • FTSE 100

    7,542.95
    -20.90 (-0.28%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    22,743.35
    -215.15 (-0.94%)
     
  • AIM

    1,159.87
    -11.87 (-1.01%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1974
    +0.0011 (+0.09%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3680
    -0.0030 (-0.22%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    31,505.45
    -336.33 (-1.06%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,037.76
    +12.03 (+1.17%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,662.85
    +3.82 (+0.08%)
     
  • DOW

    35,911.81
    -201.79 (-0.56%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    83.82
    +1.70 (+2.07%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,817.30
    -4.10 (-0.23%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    28,124.28
    -364.82 (-1.28%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    24,383.32
    -46.48 (-0.19%)
     
  • DAX

    15,883.24
    -148.36 (-0.93%)
     
  • CAC 40

    7,143.00
    -58.14 (-0.81%)
     

Mitsubishi Electric’s Low-voltage Air Circuit Breaker Wins R&D 100 Award

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Contributes to Improved maintainability in buildings and factories

TOKYO, December 02, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has received a 2021 R&D 100 Award from the U.S. publication R&D World for its low-voltage air circuit breaker(World Super AE V Series C-class), a switching device that protects low-voltage power-distribution systems in factories and buildings. Including this year's award, Mitsubishi Electric has now won 27 R&D 100 Awards.

Key Features

Industry's first electromagnetic operating mechanism cuts maintenance costs and energy consumption
- A new high-power electromagnet uses both tapered* and magnetic latch** structures in its movable iron core, realizing the industry's first*** electromagnetic operating mechanism, which requires only the same amount of power as a motorized control.
- Using electromagnetism instead of a spring for the operating mechanism reduces the number of components by 46% and maintenance requirements by 30% compared to conventional operating mechanisms that use a motor and spring, thereby improving maintainability.
- Not having to charge a spring conserves energy by reducing the use of electric power to open/close the circuit breaker by 88%.

* Movable and fixed iron cores, which face each other, are inclined to improve the initial force
** Movable core is held in place until current in the coil is increased sufficiently, which improves the overall force
*** Among low-voltage air circuit breakers (as of December 2, 2021, according to internal research)

For the full text, please visit: www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211201005445/en/

Contacts

Customer Inquiries
Advanced Technology R&D Center
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/ssl/contact/company/rd/form.html

Media Inquiries
Takeyoshi Komatsu
Public Relations Division
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Tel: +81-3-3218-2346
prd.gnews@nk.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting